kpr is feeling a little sick today- got a bad cough and he says he's all achey. so i'm experimenting a little bit and i made him this (from drweil.com)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): warming, anti-inflammatory and antinauseant. Gingerroot tea helps relieve head and chest congestion while staving off chills. Grate a one-inch piece of peeled gingerroot. Place it in a pot with two cups of water, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for five minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and simmer one minute more. Remove from heat. Add two tablespoons fresh lemon juice, one or two cloves of mashed garlic and honey to taste. Let cool slightly, and strain if you wish.
so i went ahead and made some of this stuff and let me tell you, it is potent. i can see how the cayenne would help loosen chest congestion though- it's so warming and tingley. hopefully this will help kpr feel better. i just drew him a bath with epsom salts to help with the aches.
anyone want to share their favorite homemade cold remedies?